Important Canadian Documents

After you arrive in NL, you should apply for a number of documents. These documents give you access to government services and certain privileges, like health care and driving.

If asked to confirm your status in Canada, you will need your:

  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Temporary Resident/International Student Permit

Two government documents for which you should apply immediately after your arrival in NL are:

  • Social Insurance Number
  • NL MCP Card

If you are a driver, you need a:

  • Driver’s Licence

Driver’s Licence is commonly used as an identification document in Canada. If you are not a driver and need an identity card for various purposes, you can apply for an:

  • Identification Card

In this section of the Guide learn more about:

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